The National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York just announced the 12 nominees for this year's class.

As usual, it's a weird mix of stuff that's really specific and too modern to be a classic or so obvious and old-fashioned that it seems like it should be a category.

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    The nominees are:

  • American Girl dolls
  • Battleship
  • Super Soaker water guns
  • Jenga
  • Playmobil figures
  • Wiffle ball
  • Twister
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • The spinning top
  • Coloring books
  • The scooter
  • Puppets. No specific kind, just "puppets." I mean, obviously, right?

Two of those will get voted in by a panel of toy experts, inventors, and historians. They'll be inducted on November 5th. Last year there were three inductees green Army men, the Rubik's Cube, and bubbles.